Kathak, which originated in Northwest India, is based on the art of storytelling. Through song, dance, musical, and percussive accompaniment it depicts stories central to Indian culture. Flamenco, which originated in the South of Spain (Andalucía), is the conversation between song, guitar, dance, and percussion. The folklore of India, located in the Asian continent, generated musical traditions that were exported by transient people to the countries of Europe and the Middle East. Traits in the language, vocal styles, and rhythmic patterns in Andalucía, Spain can be traced to the Punjab region in India. Kathak Flamenco - A Celebration of Cultures highlights and showcases the commonalities and differences between these two art forms as a joyous celebration from Houston-based artists!
This program is made possible through a grant from Young Audiences of Houston.